This pale, olive green clay comes from clay pits in Brazil and contains high levels of naturally occurring minerals. Green Brazilian Clay is similar in its actions as French Green, and has a similar mineral profile. Its colour is due to the combination of minerals in its make up. It contains Montmorillonite of volcanic origin which offers several properties for the skin. It's primary actions are: reducing oiliness of skin and scalp, no oil feedback effect and Detox. It acts as a tonic, is astringent and stimulating, helping to control excessive oiliness and to treat acne.
As with other green clays, it is recommended for normal to oily skin, though it can be mixed with any white or cream clay to tone down its activity and include it in formulations for all skin types.
Brazilian Clays contain naturally occurring pigments, their colour being achieved by variations in mineral content and oligoelements found in the soil, therefore do not contain any synthetic dyes or pigments.
All our clays are totally natural and can be used alone, or blended together, and you can create gorgeous, naturally coloured soaps using a combination of our clays or just this clay alone.
Suggested Product Usage Rates:
Spa use: Facial, Body and Capillary masks - In combination with other powders within a formula - between 10 and 30%
Spa use: Facial and Body Muds - In combination with other powders within a formula - between 5 and 25%
Liquid Soaps and Shampoo: 2 - 10%
Soap Spa Bars for deep cleansing: 5 - 20%
To use in Regular Soap Bars:
Cold Processed Soap: As this is a cream coloured clay, it's nice to use in a "blind swirl" in a vanilla fragrance based soap. 1 dessertspoon to 1 tablespoon per kilo of soap (swirling will use less). Mix into a slurry with either water or thinly traced soap before adding to soap prior to Fragrance or Essential Oils.
Melt & Pour Soap: 1 teaspoon per 500g of soap base (all types). Mix the clay to a slurry or paste with some water, Glycerine or Sodium Lactate Plus and gently stir into the melted soap.
You'll see recipes for Masks and Treatments in our Recipe Formulary
Particle Size: 15 - 50µ
Country of Origin: Brazil
If you have never used a facial clay mask before, we recommend a small test before continuing with full treatments.
|INCI:||Magnesium aluminium silicate, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Mica|